Consultant Clinical Psychologist: Caroline Coffey

Dr Caroline Coffey is an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist offering Caroline Coffeya range of therapeutic assessment and treatments for adults including couple therapy. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006, has been practising as a clinical psychologist since, and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She has wide experience of working with clients across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting difficulties.

Therapies

Dr Coffey is experienced in using a range of psychological approaches to treatment including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is skilled at discussing and adapting such models to best fit the needs of the client. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to feel heard, understood and empowered to explore patterns and difficulties they are experiencing. Short and longer term therapy options are available. The frequency of appointments can be discussed at assessment.

Clinical Experience

Dr Coffey’s clinical experience has included working with adults who are presenting with low mood, managing longer term patterns of depression including the use of medications, high anxiety and patterns of worry, including health anxiety. Relationship difficulties, improving sexual wellbeing and changing patterns of high risk sexual behaviour, issues of sexual identity and the emotional impact of discrimination and homophobia, experiences of abuse, harmful behaviours and trauma, difficulties managing emotions and self-harming behaviours including the use of drugs and alcohol to manage difficult emotions. She has wide experience of working with clients who have poor physical health and the negative impact this can have on emotional well-being, quality of life and relationships.

Booking an Assessment Appointment

It can be difficult to know which therapist to choose and what therapeutic approach is most suitable for your presenting difficulties. Dr Coffey is highly experienced at using the initial appointments to make a connection with the client, to have a collaborative discussion about how she can help and work together with the client to plan and bring about change. The assessment appointment is an opportunity for the client to see if they feel that a working relationship can be established and are comfortable to talk.

If you would like to book an assessment or have any questions then please make contact.

Contact Details

Caroline Coffey: Carolinelouisecoffey@icloud.com

07977 076221

Availability for Assessment and Therapy Appointments:

Fridays, 09.00 – 1.00 pm at  the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms.

Counselling Psychologist: Dr Jess Haskins (Walker)

Background

I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with HCPC (PYL36844) as a Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years with all kinds of client groups. I work from an integrative, relational perspective.Jess Walker

This means I am trained in a number of different modalities, and will develop a therapeutic approach that meets your individual needs, with an underlying ethos of developing a positive relationship with you through which to effect change. Modalities I have experience in include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Addictions therapy
  • Mindfulness

As well as working as a counselling psychologist, I am a freelance research consultant, a lecturer in Psychology for the Open University, and I provide training and clinical supervision to workplaces and individuals. Over the last 15 years I have worked in varied psychology and therapy roles including forensic psychology services, homelessness and complex needs (Second Step), addictions (with adults and young people, both residential and community based), NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, SANEline (a mental health telephone support service), psychotherapy services with children in Mexico, and mentor services for early career researchers.

I am very interested in how the attachments we have formed in our early life may shape our future relationships, and how later positive attachments can help us find the strength to overcome problems.

This understanding informs the work I do with many clients. I also use many positive psychology strategies that can help us overcame shame, despair and difficulty. I see learning to be kind to the self as an important part of empowering change from within, and use many techniques that can help you with this.

Getting started

Healthy relationships can have a big impact on emotional wellbeing. I  therefore offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me, providing a safe space for you to work through your issues. I will work with you to decide on a course of action that we both feel will best help you make positive changes in whatever areas are most concerning you.

One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist, no matter which type of therapy they offer. Therefore it might help you to try out a few therapists first to see what suits you. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate of £35 for us to see
how we feel about working together, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £85.

The sessions

Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now, or we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past. I will be led by you and your needs.

As I am trained in a variety of modes, I am able to use a range of techniques tailored to your specific needs. Whatever we do together, we will go at your pace. It can take time to feel safe enough to let someone in, so I don’t expect you to tell me everything straight away! We will work together – you are the expert in your experience, and I will be there to facilitate you in understanding yourself better so that you can live a more fulfilling, less stressful life. I understand that talking about your issues can feel quite challenging at times.

Sometimes you will feel enlightened after sessions. Other times you may feel a little exhausted. This is completely normal and all part of the process of change.

Contact and further information

www.jesswalkercounsellingpsychology.com

southbristolcp@gmail.com

07444 686246

Relational Therapist: Jo Jasmine

Relational Therapist: Jo JasmineI am a dedicated and compassionate relational therapist with over 10 years experience working within different organisational settings including the NHS, charity and educational sectors.  Many people experience social, emotional or psychological difficulties at some stage in their life which can be very challenging – talking to a professional like me can help you to make sense of your experiences, emotions and feelings and find a way to move forward and develop insight, awareness, healing and growth.

My initial training and primary therapeutic approach is best described as ‘relational integrative’, my priority is in creating a safe therapeutic space so you can explore aspects of your life that are challenging in an environment of trust, collaboration and respect. I am interested in how the self is impacted by early relational experiences and how these shape your identity, values, beliefs and patterns of behaviour. I believe we all have the capacity to change and transcend difficult experiences and will support you in discovering a more authentic and integrated self.

I have a special interest in working with trauma and issues relating to child sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse including narcissistic abuse and coercive control. I have a research background in this area and currently run a sexual assault counselling service within the NHS and have a wealth of experience in working with this client group.

As well as the above I also have a qualification in High Intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. CBT is an evidence based approach recommended in the NICE guidelines as the preferred psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also have some knowledge and training in ‘3rd wave’ cognitive approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy.  Most clients are unsure which type of therapy is right for them, together we can explore what will best suit you as an individual and tailor interventions to help you to achieve your personal goals for therapy.

I offer short-term and long-term face to face counselling/therapy to males and females aged 16 and over. I offer an initial consultation for £25 and sessions are £50.  Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Contact

Contact by phone: 07539 430638 or email: jasminecounsellingandcbt@gmail.com